Corporate Connect provides Capacity building trainings for women-owned SMEs to improve the business readiness and connect with larger local and international buyers for business opportunities

Corporateconnect International in collaboration with North South University arranges the training and capacity development programs. Women entrepreneurs who perform better in the training programs will get the opportunity to join the specialized Master Classes to be further prepared to do business with large buyers.

BENEFITS TO WSMEs

  • Training programs to scale up the productions and service quality of women-owned businesses.
  • Opportunity to connect with over 700 women business owners and 40+ corporate representatives in next 3 years.
  • Publicize engagement on the social media accounts of Corporate Connect Project Website and social media accounts.
  • Opportunity to share success stories in different domestic and international forums.
  • Being featured in project website, social media pages with the success cases.

Eligibility to join

  • A WSMEs business from any sector can join Corporate Connect. Priority will be given to those WSMEs that have 51% ownership to the women.
  • The business must be formal with a trade license or legally registered in Bangladesh.
  • The business must have at least 1 year of experience after having the trade license or registration.
  • The business should have at least 3 employees.
  • The business should have a bank account at a financial institution.
  • The business should have readiness to do business with larger buyers.

REGISTER YOUR BUSINESS

A world of opportunity awaits you when your women-owned business joins Corporate Connect. Connect with more than 13,000+ women-owned businesses across the globe.
Get your business exposed to member buyers, certified Women’s Business Enterprises and other Corporate Connect registered businesses. Don’t wait. Register today for free!

Training & Development

We bring you an opportunity to learn from the experts how to grow your business, build brands, craft online strategy, diversify products, and understand procurement processes of large buyers. The objective of this training program is to enable WSMEs to expand their business opportunities with local and international corporations. This training program is organized by North South University in collaboration with Corporateconnect International, the implementation partner of Corporate Connect project. This capacity building program will cover various aspects of enhancing your business opportunities, such as understanding your internal and external market environment, managing growth, expanding your customer base, reaching your customer, aligning and executing your business strategy with technology, understanding procurement processes, improving your grasp of financial management and tax/VAT related issues, and leadership skills development. The training will also focus on specific strategies for doing business as a woman in Bangladesh, overcoming social barriers to lead your team with a real market vision and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. The training is intended for women business owners or key female decision makers in charge of making the final decision in marketing, sales, operations, or day-to-day business decision making.

Register now for this in-depth training

  • Provided by North South University Faculty Members
  • Hands-on experience with industry experts
  • Absolutely free training for 20 hours

Advanced Skill Enhancement training (online)

If you are selected, you will have the opportunity to attend an online training session and a subsequent business matchmaking opportunity for the better performers later. The expected time commitment for the online training program is 20 hours. This training program will be conducted by North South University faculty members as well as the industry experts. There are two timing options in the training based on your choice during the registration.

Training details

Advanced Skill Enhancement training (online)
If you are selected, you will have the opportunity to attend an online training session and a subsequent busi-ness matchmaking opportunity for the better performers later. The expected time commitment for the online training program is 20 hours. This training program will be conducted by North South University faculty mem-bers as well as the industry experts. There are two timing options in the training based on your choice during the registration

20 Hours
Cohort 1:
Friday and Saturday
Friday July 2, 2021
4 hours
9:00am to 11:00 am
(break)
11:30am to 1:30pm
Saturday July 3, 2021
6 hours
9:00am to 11:00 am
(break)
11:30am to 1:30pm
(lunch break)
2:30 – 4:30 PM
Friday July 9, 2021
4 hours
9:00am to 11:00 am
(break)
11:30am to 1:30pm)
Saturday 10, 2021
6 hours
9:00am to 11:00 a.m.
(break)
11:30am to 1:30pm
(lunch break)
2:30 – 4:30 PM
Cohort 2:
Only
Saturdays
Saturday July 31, 2021
6 hours
9:00am to 11:00 a.m.
(break)
11:30am to 1:30pm
(lunch break)
2:30 – 4:30 PM
Saturday Aug 7, 2021
4 hours
9:00am to 11:00 a.m.
(break)
11:30am to 1:30pm
Saturday Aug 14, 2021
4 hours
9:00am to 11:00 a.m.
(break)
11:30am to 1:30pm
Saturday Aug 21, 2021
6 hours
9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
(break)
11:30am to 1:30pm
(lunch break)
2:30om – 4:30pm

Who can join

Eligibility criteria that your business should meet to qualify for the training program:

If you are meeting the criterion above, you can register in the button below. Participants will be selected based on merits of the review process by a team of NSU, WEConnect International and World Bank

Please click on the button below to apply/register for the training

For queries on the application process or the program, please reach out to:

Fatema Tuz Johora

 (info@innovision-bd.com)

To learn more about North South University, please visit www.northsouth.edu. The following people may be contacted for further details on the program:

Ms. Zarjina Khalil (zarjina.khalil@northsouth.edu)

Ms. Tilka Farzana (tilka.farzana@northsouth.edu)

at North South University